Happening Now

Life on an Island: CYCLE 3 / s.o.s
Featured artists: Kaja Andersen (2016), BombPop!UpZoë Frederick (2017), Owen Keogh (2019), Georgia Lale (2016), DS LEE (2013), Hee Sun Shin (2015), Roberto Vega (2018) and Regina Viqueira (2018).

Tuesday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 31

Colonels Row, 405 B, Governors Island, NY

Free and open to the public

Open weekly, Friday – Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

SVA MFA Fine Arts is one of 30 New York-based organizations who will host free seasonal programs and exhibitions on Governors Island as part of its calendar of arts and cultural programs for 2019. Presented in the historic former military homes of Nolan Park and Colonels Row, programs will engage visitors of all ages in the visual and performing arts, environmental science and culture.

The third of three cycles of SVA programming on the island will be “S.O.S.,” a group exhibition featuring work by eight MFA Fine Arts alumni and one artist collective, curated by MFA Fine Arts faculty member, staff member and alumnus Alison Kuo. The exhibition is free and open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Full press release: http://www.sva.edu/events/events-exhibitions/life-on-an-island-sos


Born to be Bored, 2018



The sculptural objects from Born to be Bored, live in the YES Resort. It is a job resort in a near future reality of Atlantic City, New Jersey which has been renamed Atlantic in a corporatized America called US Land.  No longer the Atlantic City with an economy based on gaming, the revitalized city looks to  progressive values such as sustainability and economic empowerment to promote productive fun.  At the YES Resort, jobs are the respite that the many unemployed or underemployed citizens of US Land seek.  The resort feeds on collective sentiments of nostalgia for a “golden age”, but has exacerbated isolation in the name of specificity and individualism.  

The work responds satirically to an ever increasing boring experienced by modern society; a hole, an emptying, a longing.  It is a negotiation of nostalgic and sterile definitions of ‘American-ness’ as they relate to the current socio-political climate.  Whether looking backward or forward, Born to be Bored encourages a look around, a look through; a time for reflection on how we as individuals and as a society affect each other and our environments.

Visit the YES Resort today!
   US Land’s #1 job resort!


 Light, Sweet, Crude, 2016 (ongoing)



Light, Sweet, Crude explores plastic both its materiality—the ability to be translucent and malleable or rigid and opaque, and its impact on our world.  Plastic is ubiquitous and pervasive, especially in the urban landscape. The work from Light, Sweet, Crude challenges the value of the material, while also celebrating the possibilities of reusing it as an art material. 

Devotee, 2016



Eyes front, mouth shut, 2015

World of the thingamabobs, 2014




Regina Viqueira is a NJ based artist and educator with a background in non-profit development and community engagement.  Often utilizing found, recycled, and reused materials, her her multi-disciplinary art and social practice embraces considerations of access, consumerism, and environment, while also addressing the systemic and cultural behaviors that are passed over time and space. Viqueira holds an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and a BA in Studio Art and Peace and Conflict Studies from the College of the Holy Cross. She has exhibited work at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, El Museo del Barrio in New York City, and PULSE Art Fair in Miami, among other spaces.

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Email: regina@reginaviqueira.com